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Henley's twentieth century forrmulas, recipes and processes, containing ten thousand selected household and workshop formulas, recipes, processes and moneymaking methods for the practical use of manufacturers, mechanics, housekeepers and home workers


Published 1914
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Publisher New York : Norman W. Henley
Pages 822
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language English
Call number nrlf_ucb:GLAD-184549584
Digitizing sponsor MSN
Book contributor University of California Libraries
Collection cdl; americana

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Reviewer: hgoodall - - March 23, 2012
Subject: I have this book and it is great
It would be one of the essential books for a survivalist. Hiscox knew his subject well. One article that was in his Horseless Carrage books it told of using alternative fuels for an automobile such as a gasoline made from hempseed oil.
Reviewer: Zither - - June 14, 2008
Subject: A Load of Fun for the DIYer
Of course, you never use any of the medical or veterinary treatments out of this book. Other than that, for the careful and preferably experienced home experimenter, this has a load of fun things to try out. My favorites are the cosmetics, run up and put into little glass pots for re-enactor friends who want something old and different but not full of toxic lead and such.

Even if you aren't inclined to break out the annatto and gum arabic, this book is a fascinating window back to a day when most things COULD be made at home, and often had to be, because factory goods weren't readily available. This book must have been a valued resource to the small town apothecary or tinkerer who could use his experience to supply customers with everything from fireworks to magic tricks, and a godsend to the young experimenter who wanted to try out some things that had more point than making the liquid change colour in the beaker--especially if they made Mom more positive about all this chemical or mechanical stuff.

You can spend days cruising through this stuff!
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